Next season, a multi-Grammy winning and Oscar nominated singer takes a seat in The Voice’s revolving mentor chairs.
Pharrell Williams adds another gig to his already busy schedule by becoming a mentor on The Voice’s seventh season. On March 31, The Voice announced, via their official Twitter account, that Williams will replace season 1-3 and 5 mentor Cee Lo Green, who announced his departure from the series back in February.
In The Voice’s current six season, Shakira and Usher fill the seats often held by Green and Christina Aguilera. The seventh season’s mentor lineup will include Aguilera, Williams, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine. Season number seven for The Voice will likely air in fall 2014.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) March 31, 2014
In season 4, to allow the show to continue while Aguilera and Green toured, The Voice introduced its revolving mentors’ method. Coincidentally, Williams made his first appearance on The Voice as an assistant mentor to Usher on season 4. Besides partnering with Usher, Williams performed on the series with Robin Thicke on the track “Blurred Lines” in 2013.
Last May, Usher and Williams spoke about their collaboration as partners on The Voice. Williams mentioned appreciating the integrity of the series, and how he felt The Voice was the best type of singing reality show. The pair also talked about their friendship and their musical partnerships. Since Usher won’t be appearing on the same seasons as Usher, Williams’ chemistry with Shelton, Levine and Aguilera will probably determine how long his mentor stint lasts on The Voice.
Besides appearing on The Voice, Williams recently reached his first #1 hit with “Happy,” created a new fragrance and clothing line, auctioned off his hat for charity, performed at the Oscars, and won some Grammys. Williams is having one of the most successful and busy years in the entertainment industry.
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